Pinellas Education Foundation’s annual School Supply Drive ensures that students with the greatest need have the tools to succeed in the new school year. Recognizing that thousands of families in our area struggle to afford these critical supplies, the Pinellas Education Foundation is collaborating with the Hillsborough Education Foundation to support students on both sides of the Bay with the Tampa Bay School Supply Drive.
Nearly 55% of students who attend Pinellas County Schools are economically disadvantaged. Given the financial hardships of recent years, this summer’s school supply drive is more important than ever. You can make a direct impact on a student’s achievement by participating in our school supply drive. There are many ways to help this year. Scroll down the page to learn more about each option.
School Supplies Needed
Backpacks | Binders (1″ & 2″) | Colored Pencils | Composition Books | Crayons (24 ct) | Erasers | Glue (Bottle & Sticks) | Highlights | Index Cards | Markers (Dry Erase & Washable) | Notebook/Filler Paper | Paper (Copy, Construction & Graph) | Pencils | Pencil Boxes | Pencil Sharpeners | Pen | Pocket Folders | Rulers | Scissors | Spiral Notebooks
Collect school supplies at your business, organization, or neighborhood and drop them off at one of our Tampa Bay School Supply Drive events. Download our School Supply Drive Toolkit for resources and marketing materials to get started!
Purchase school supplies from our shopping list with Amazon and have your donated items shipped directly to Pinellas County Schools for distribution.
- Collection Events -
Hosted by 10 Tampa Bay
Staples (Largo Mall)
13013 Seminole Blvd.
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Hosted by Tampa Bay Rays
1 Tropicana Drive
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Time: 2 – 8 :30 p.m.
Hosted by Tampa Bay Rowdies
Al Lang Stadium
230 1st St SE
St. Petersburg, FL
Time: 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Ongoing Drop-Off Locations
We’ve partnered with local businesses to collect school supplies throughout Pinellas County.
More locations will be added throughout the summer.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION NUMBER CH-2249. PINELLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION SOLICITS 100% OF ITS CONTRIBUTIONS AND DOES NOT CONTRACT PROFESSIONAL SOLICITORS.